01 Jul '12, 8am

[email protected] @astarmain great fun to read Singapore discussion on pop growth. 2%/year. 7000/km2.

Population projection for planning purposes is an upper limit, not a target In 2007, National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan announced that the Government had increased its long-term population estimate. For planning purposes, he said, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) would be using a projected population of 6.5 million, up from the 2001 projection of 5.5 million. With Singapore's total fertility rate far below replacement levels, the obvious conclusion was that much of the increase would come from foreigners. Mr Mah's words were greeted with sound and fury. Singaporeans were worried that it would make them feel like strangers in a strange land. Would the newcomers be able to integrate into Singapore society? Singapore was already one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Would it get even more crowded? In 2007, Singapore's total population had alr...

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